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deputeverb [T]

uk   /dɪˈpjuːt/  us   /dɪˈpjuːt/ formal
to ​ask someone to ​act or ​speak for you: [+ to infinitive] I've deputed Lara Brown tospeak for me at the ​conference.
depute sth to sb
If you depute something to someone, you ​ask them to do it for you: She's deputing the ​organization of the ​exhibition to Sara.
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